UCL Students Abroad

Your Study Abroad Journey

Your journey

With students now able to go abroad with so many UCL degree programmes, there is quite a range of variability in the requirements of the application process. To help make things clear for you, we've created a handy printable pdf guide to help you keep track of the process.

Study Abroad - How to Apply


Once you've checked your eligibility, looked through your options and made a considered choice of institution, it's time to make your application for a study abroad placement.

The application procedure and eligibility criteria for study abroad will vary according to your department and programme of study. Please choose from the list below for a more detailed instructions. You can also get an overview of the process by checking out Your Study Abroad Journey.

If you are unsure of any of the instructions, please contact the Study Abroad Team

Bartlett School of Planning

Planning

The period of study abroad will be one semester and will typically take place during the spring and summer terms of your second year.

You will be required to register your initial interest in studying abroad by completing and submitting a Study Abroad Approval Form to the Study Abroad Team by the end of the autumn term of your first year.

Study Abroad Approval Forms

These will be available to collect from the Student Centre or your Study Abroad Tutor from November 2012. Completed forms must be returned to the Study Abroad Team no later than Friday 29 November 2013.

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department and the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • European Social & Political Studies
  • Greek & Latin
  • Hebrew & Jewish Studies
  • School of European Languages, Culture & Society

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme. The period of study abroad will be one  year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Students Wishing to Study Abroad in Québec

Students studying French have the option of spending their year abroad at the Université de Montréal or the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada.

As these two exchanges are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team and are also open to students from other academic departments, if you would like to be considered for a place on either of these exchanges you must submit a UCL Exchange Application to the Study Abroad Team during the autumn term of your second year.

Applications for UCL Exchanges will open in November 2012 and the application deadline will be 4pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Engineering

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Management Science & Innovation
  • Mechanical Engineering

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme which allows for a year to be spent abroad.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme (NB. for Biochemical and Chemical Engineering students, the year abroad takes place during the fourth year of your four-year programme).

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad.

Study Abroad Approval Form

You must register for the study abroad programme by completing and submitting a Study Abroad Approval Form to the Study Abroad Team by the end of the autumn term of your second year (NB. for Biochemical and Chemical Engineering students, the autumn term of your third year).

Study Abroad Approval Forms will be available to collect from the Study Abroad Team from November 2013. Completed forms must be submitted to the Student Centre no later than 4pm Friday 29 November 2013.

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, the Study Abroad Approval Form is the only form which you will need to submit to the Study Abroad Team. Erasmus exchange places will be allocated by your department.

Applications for UCL Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the UCL Exchanges open to students from your department (these are exchanges which are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team, and which are typically open to students from more than one department), in addition to the Study Abroad Approval Form you will also be required to submit a UCL Exchange Application Form to the Study Abroad Team by 4pm Friday 29 November 2013.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Faculty of Laws

Law

In order to study abroad you must be registered for one of the following LLB programmes: Law with French Law, Law with German Law, Law with Hispanic Law or Law with Another Legal System. The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Faculty of Life Sciences

Life Sciences

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Phonetics & Linguistics
  • Psychology

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, the four-year MSci Biological Sciences (International Programme) or BA Linguistics (International Programme). Psychology students can study abroad as part of the three-year BSc Psychology programme.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme (NB. for Psychology students the year abroad takes place during the second year of your three-year programme).

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Study Abroad Approval Form

You must register for the study abroad programme by completing and submitting a Study Abroad Approval Form to the Study Abroad Team by the end of the autumn term of your second year (NB. for Psychology students, the autumn term of your first year).

Study Abroad Approval Forms will be available to collect from the Study Abroad Team from November 2013. Completed forms must be returned to the Student Centre no later than 4pm on 29 November 2013.

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, the Study Abroad Approval Form is the only form which you will need to submit to the Study Abroad Team. Erasmus exchange places will be allocated by your department.

UCL Exchange Applications

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the UCL exchanges open to students from your department (these are exchanges which are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team, and which are typically open to students from more than one department), in addition to the Study Abroad Approval Form you will also be required to submit an online UCL Exchange Application Form to the Study Abroad Team by 4pm on 29 November 2013.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Earth Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Statistical Science

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme which allows for a year to be spent abroad.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Study Abroad Approval Form

You must register for the study abroad programme by completing and submitting a Study Abroad Approval Form to the Study Abroad Team by the end of the autumn term of your second year.

Study Abroad Approval Forms will be available to collect from the Study Abroad Team from November 2013. Completed forms must be returned to the Student Centre no later than 4pm on 29 November 2013.

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, the Study Abroad Approval Form is the only form which you will need to submit to the Study Abroad Team. Erasmus exchange places will be allocated by your department.

UCL Exchange Applications

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the UCL exchanges open to students from your department (these are exchanges which are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team, and which are typically open to students from more than one department), in addition to the Study Abroad Approval Form you will also be required to submit a UCL Exchange Application Form to the Study Abroad Team by 4pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Social & Historical Sciences

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Geography

Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography

If you are studying Anthropology or BA/BSc Geography*, the period of study abroad will be one semester and will take place during the autumn term of your third year.

*Students on the BA/BSc Geography (International) route will spend the third year of their four-year programme abroad.

If you are studying Archaeology, in order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme. The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Study Abroad Approval Form

You must register for the study abroad programme by completing and submitting a Study Abroad Approval Form to the Study Abroad Team by the end of the autumn term of your second year.

Study Abroad Approval Forms will be available to collect from the Study Abroad Team from November 2013. Completed forms must be returned to the Student Centre no later than 4pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, the Study Abroad Approval Form is the only form which you will need to submit to the Study Abroad Team. Erasmus exchange places will be allocated by your department.

UCL Exchange Applications

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the UCL exchanges open to students from your department (these are exchanges which are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team, and which are typically open to students from more than one department), in addition to the Study Abroad Approval Form you will also be required to submit a UCL Exchange Application Form to the Study Abroad Team by 4pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.


Economics and History

If you are studying Economics or History, in order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme. The period of study abroad will be one  year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to your host university

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Students Wishing to Study Abroad in Canada

Students studying Economics have the option of spending their year abroad at the University of Toronto or the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Students studying History with a Year Abroad have the option of spending their year abroad at the University of Toronto.

As these Canadian exchanges are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team and are also open to students from other academic departments, if you would like to be considered for a place on one of these exchanges you must submit a UCL Exchange Application to the Study Abroad Team during the autumn term of your second year.

Applications for UCL Exchanges will open in November 2013 and the application deadline will be 4pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

School of Slavonic & East European Studies

SSEES

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, one of the four-year degree programmes. The period of study abroad will be one  year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Slade School of Fine Art

Fine Art

In order to study abroad you must be registered for the four-year BA Fine Art programme (in which case the period of study abroad will take place during the autumn term of your third year), or the three-year BFA Fine Art programme (in which case the period of study abroad will take place during the autumn term of your second year).

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your period of study abroad from your department during the autumn term of your first year (for BFA students) or the autumn term of your second year (for BA students). Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your first year (for BFA students) or your second year (for BA students), you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

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